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Orange and Black Attack fight back at ASA championship

BUTTE — The Ronan Orange and Black Attack rallied back from an opening loss to make a name for themselves at the 2010 Montana ASA State Championship in Butte this weekend. Absent from last year’s state tournament, the 12U team wanted to make it clear that Ronan was a softball town by winning three games Saturday and just missing out on making it to the final day of the tournament by a single run. The Attack recovered from an opening 9-5 loss to the Bitterroot Sparks by beating the Great Falls Select Gold, a team that Ronan coach Allen Smith said expected to just walk through the Attack to the next round, 6-5, early Saturday morning. In their only easy game of the tournamen...

Round-ballers hit the hardwood for Cage Tourney

RONAN — Teams from all over western Montana converged on the Ronan Event Center, RHS High School gym and K.W. Harvey Elementary gym for two days of furious five-on-five basketball last weekend. The Mission Valley Cage Tournament, held June 18-19, included boys’ and girls’ varsity and sub...

Maidens end season with a bang

WHITEFISH — During the offseason, the Ronan Maidens’ coach will probably be the first coach to lobby for a divisional tournament next year in the Northwestern A. After watching his young team close the season winning three of four games, with all three of their victories coming against teams b...

Divisionals was good learning experience for young Ronan tennis squad

The young, developing Ronan tennis team finished off its season with some competitive performances at last week’s Northwestern A divisional tennis tournament in Kalispell. Although they played hard and learned a lot, the Ronan players did not finish in the top four placings, which would have qualified ...

Ronan tennis squad gets taste of divisional tournament competition

RONAN — Despite a lot of hard work, the young Ronan tennis team struggled against some of the better teams in the west last week. Ronan’s boys’ and girls’ squads dropped duals against Polson on Tuesday, Corvallis on Tuesday and Whitefish on Saturday. Ronan won just two matches over...

Maidens come up a run short against Whitefish

BUTTE — The Maidens lost another close came after their last-at-bat rally fell one run short against Whitefish in Butte Saturday. In the makeup game against the Lady Bulldogs, the Maidens were trying to erase a four-run deficit in the seventh, but their rally was cut short, when Payge Delaurenti was...

Maidens suffer pair of extra-inning losses

RONAN — The Ronan Maidens let the perfect chance to get back in the Northwestern A conference race slip through their fingers Tuesday.  After fighting back to tie the Libby Lady Loggers in the eighth inning, the Maidens committed three errors in the ninth inning, leading to two Libby runs to gi...

Maidens have bittersweet trip down the Bitterroot

HAMILTON — With a young, inexperienced team, the Ronan softball coach knew the season would be filled with ups and downs – he just didn’t know they would come in one day. On a trip down the Bitterroot Saturday, Ronan coach Tom Peterson watched his team start doing the little things it ta...

Errors, cold hitting cost Maidens in rivalry game

POLSON — It was the same old song and dance for the Maidens in Polson Tuesday, April 20. Silent bats and defensive miscues, something that have plagued the young Ronan squad during a four-game skid, reared their ugly heads again in a 9-1 loss to the Lady Pirates. The Maidens were limited to only ...

Forged by fire: Young Ronan girls earn first tennis dual win

RONAN — The Ronan tennis team got plenty of competition in last week as they continued to develop both their court skills and experience. Ronan hosted duals Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then travelled to Columbia Falls on Monday. Ronan picked up just one dual win — the girls beat Eureka 4-3 ...

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